GhostDog
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May 23 GhostDog commented on Am I The Only One Who Didn't Like the Twin Peaks Revival?.
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I think this is why I prefer most of my media to be pretty tame, honestly.

If I want to be challenged, I go to the gym,do religious stuff, or improve myself.

If I want to be depressed, I read the news.

If I want to be impressed by art, I'll go to a museum.

Stuff like this just isn't my bag, really.
May 18 GhostDog commented on The Morning News: White House Staffers Joke About Impeachment Behind Trump's Back, Chris Cornell and Roger Ailes Are Dead.
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I can't say that I really blame you.

I think I'm just sullen and dour because I'm becoming of the opinion that the only way out of our current mess is for someone to invent something that requires hundreds of thousands of labor hours but very little energy or our cold civil war will turn into a straight up civil war where the people in the rural areas try to burn all the cities to the ground.

I'm becoming more and more convinced we will have option 2.
May 18 GhostDog commented on The Morning News: White House Staffers Joke About Impeachment Behind Trump's Back, Chris Cornell and Roger Ailes Are Dead.
I know intellectually I should feel truly awful about Mr Cornell's death but I just don't. I feel numb about the whole thing. I think I ran out of sadness in 2016. I'm sorry, but it is what it is.

Similar to Mr Ailes. I don't think his death will change anything in our cold civil war. We will still have two opposing factions in our country that there is a lot of money in provoking. We will still have underlying economic factors that are slowly crushing a significant part of the country whose citizens will respond poorly and unsympathetically. We will still have a significant group of people who will respond to that with indifference or derision as they always have. TL;DR: Mr Ailes dying changes nothing.
May 12 GhostDog commented on Congressman Dave Reichert Might Be Considered for FBI Director.
You think this guy would be worse than Christie?

I'm thinking either you don't know Christie(as most of you haven't lived in NJ under him) or I don't know Reichert(which is possible).

Christie would be bad. Very bad.
May 10 GhostDog commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Dating While Ace.
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Re; good working order.

I'd challenge that. Consider that there are people who date and have romantic relationships that don't involve sexual contact. Now, if you weren't involved in any intimate relationship then it isn't as important for you to be in good working order. But many asexuals do want some sort of romantic connection and they would need to be in good working order. And make sure to say very early that sex will never be a thing.
May 5 GhostDog commented on Seattle Artists, Musicians Call on Paul Allen and Vulcan to Help Ensure Livability for Local Creatives.
I think that Seattle will end up like most(if not all) of NYC where most of the art is either done by people who "made it" outside of NYC and moved in or people who made their fortune elsewhere and they move to NYC as a sort of "soft retirement".

Regardless, it will have to be the type of art that makes a significant amount of money.
Apr 25 GhostDog commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: How to Satisfy a Troglodyte.
As someone who has a stupidly high libido, here is what I do.

1. Expand how I think about sex. As I tell my SO, "If we are in the same room, it totally counts." So mutual masturbation, just oral, etc counts as sex.
2. Make sure the other person gets something out of it. If both people don't get something out of it, then they won't be as interested in doing it again.
3. Understand that there is a slow taper in sex and factor that into your calculations. Let's say that you want sex once a week. When you start dating someone and in the first month you get sex twice a week due to the taper you will end up getting sex once every other week or even less after the NRE wears off.
4. Understand that you might have to make compromises. Super attractive, very sexual, kind, physicists that are women are in very limited supply(I've met one in my life and she was quite taken). If you prioritize sex then you will most likely have to compromise in other areas.
5. Don't forget, be the person you want to be with. You need to have a lot to offer in order to be with someone who has a lot to offer.
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Apr 13 GhostDog commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Safe Play During Moresomes with Strangers.
Oh, another thing.

IMHO, the PDM should have realized he wasn't wanted and went home. True, he bought the booze but he would have gotten two things in return. First, he would have learned that the other people, including the LW, weren't his type of people and he could move on. Second, he would have held the moral high ground. They would be the "bad people", not him. As it stands his attempts to leverage what he did for them makes him, well, a PDM.

Apr 12 GhostDog commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Safe Play During Moresomes with Strangers.
I never, ever thought I would say this.

I am so happy I'm no longer the type of person who gets invited to these parties.

Tea parties, yes. Sex parties, most definitely not.
Apr 11 GhostDog commented on The United Airlines Incident (and Delta's Ongoing Cancellations) Reflect How Much Plane Travel Is Sucking Right Now.
I'm glad I'm flying Southwest instead.

It isn't exactly luxury but it is pretty nice and they get me there ok.